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K. Eric Drexler, Ph.D.
Chief Technical Advisor,
Nanorex

K. Eric Drexler is often described as the "father of nanotechnology." In 1981, he outlined an approach to implementing productive nanosystems in a paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. This paper established fundamental principles of molecular design, protein engineering, and many areas of nanotechnology. Drexler's theoretical research in this field has been the basis for numerous journal articles and books including Engines of Creation and Nanosystems: Molecular Machinery, Manufacturing, and Computation. Drexler founded the Foresight Institute, a non-profit organization focused on nanotechnology and served as Chairman until his departure in 2003. He is presently Chief Technical Advisor to Nanorex, a company developing design software for molecular engineering. Drexler was awarded a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Molecular Nanotechnology (the first degree of its kind).

     
   

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